This week we are talking to Rusty Burlew from Olympia in Washington State. The fantastic lady behind the amazing Honey Bee Suite Blog. Which has to be our favorite beekeeping blog.
Happy New year to you are your family. We hope you are managing to have a restful time and have managed to take sometime out of your busy lives.
Here are some of the highlights this year…
The ninth podcast from the team at Kiwimana HQ. This month we discuss Marmite, Splitting Hives and Smoking Grape Fruit Leaves.
Well its day 13 now, so time to move the many Queen Cells that hopefully have been created. Inspecting the NUC today and we only have one Queen Cell on the Millar frame and it wasn’t on the edge at all, I suspect that the other eggs may have died in the cold when we […]
Did the inspection of Goldie today, the weather was patchy today. So couldn’t get started until after two pm. Took a while to light the smoker as most of the wood is also damp.
Well it was a nice night so I thought I would go and move some supers off Goldie, the wet ones that I placed on the hive a few days ago. The Bee’s had removed all the excess honey from them, which was great we always put them back on the hive we got them […]
Did an inspection of Goldie today, but the days are shorter here now in New Zealand. So had to cut it short. The weather is also getting colder, so some days it will too cold to open up the brood boxes. The mission today was to reduce the hive down to less 3/4 Supers, it […]
Hi Everyone, sorry the gap between blog entries. Today I did a full inspection of Goldie and the hive is going well, it has five supers on top of two brood boxes. It also had a full size super on top from that last extraction that we did a couple of weeks ago. Margaret is […]